A 1000-year-old water town known as Tongli. It is from an area just outside Shanghai that is often referred to as the "Venice of the East"
Canada Learning Initiative in China

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

 

The purpose of CLIC is to establish a Canada-wide study-abroad initiative that creates innovative and meaningful education opportunities in China for Canadian students. CLIC operates with a collaborative framework, allowing participating Canadian universities to coordinate and engage with Chinese partners effectively as a group.

CLIC is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of Canadian students making learning opportunities in China more accessible, through significant funding options and improved credit transfers.

CLIC Website

When can I go?

Summer, Fall, Winter

Eligibility requirements

Be a full time Canadian student at the University of Ottawa or at one of the CLIC member universities including the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Université Laval, Université de Montréal, and Queen's University.

 

Eligible programs

The programs currently available to University of Ottawa students through CLIC include:

Exchange programs with the following partners:
  • Jiangnan University
  • Jiangsu University
  • Lanzhou University
  • Nanjing Normal University
  • Nanjing University
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Nanjing University of the Arts
  • Shanghai International Studies University
  • Sichuan University
  • Soochow University
  • Yangzhou University
Summer programs with the following partners:
  • Brain Facts
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: OPT4XXX
  • China's Economic Development
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: ECO1XXX
  • China Studies
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: CHN2101
  • Chinese Archaeology
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: OPT2XXX
  • Culture, Health and Medical Practices in Contemporary China
    • Students interested in participating in this course must consult their home faculty to establish proper equivalency and get a Letter of Permission to transfer credits.
  • Discovering Chinese Creativity
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: ASI3110
  • Doing Business in China
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: ADM3XXX
    • ​​​​​​​Students from the Telfer School of Management should consult the Specialist, International Exchange Program of the School for application procedures and deadlines
  • Entrepreneurship in China
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: ADM3XXX
    • ​​​​​​​Students from the Telfer School of Management should consult the Specialist, International Exchange Program of the School for application procedures and deadlines
  • Experiential Health Seminar
    • Students interested in participating in this course must consult their home faculty to establish proper equivalency and get a Letter of Permission to transfer credits
  • Foreign Trade
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: ECO2XXX
  • Harbin Intensive Summer Program
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: CHN A=1901; B,C,C+ = 1902; D = 2901; E=2902; F=3901
  • International Development: Education internship 
    • Students interested in participating in this internship must consult their home faculty to establish proper equivalency and get a Letter of Permission to transfer credits
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: ADM3XXX
  • Summer Program in Law
    • DRT3031: Chinese judicial system
      • Evaluation by uOttawa: DRC4513, DRC4543, DRC4568, DRC4731, DRC4732
    • DRT313: International Chinese Law
      • Evaluation by uOttawa: DRC4513, DRC4543, DRC4568, DRC4731, DRC4732
  • Urban Development: Shanghai Experience
    • Evaluation by uOttawa: GEG3XXX

Funding and housing

All CLIC member university students participating in a CLIC approved program are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • A Student Mobility Scholarship from Canadian home university;
  • Scholarship from Ministry Of Education in China;
  • Waived tuition for summer programs;
  • A 3000 yuan (≈ $600) per month stipend;
  • Free accommodation (University housing);
  • Free medical insurance;
  • Waived application fees at Chinese universities for exchanges.

How to apply for an international exchange via CLIC

  1. Start with attending an information session given by the uOttawa’s International office.
  2. Search the International Office’s exchange opportunities. 
  3. Apply to the exchange program and submit all required documents before the deadline.
  4. Apply to the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) before March 6, 2017
  5. Once approved by the International Office, students will be able to formalize their application. Students not selected for a CLIC-funded program will have to cancel their CLIC application.
Important Note
InformationThe CSC application deadline (March 6th) is prior to the International Office’s exchange application deadline (March 10th).  All students interested in applying to a CLIC funded exchange program must submit the CSC application before March 6th even if the final selection for exchange destination has not been done.

The Chinese Scholarship Council application (CSC) requires the following additional documents. 

  • Photocopy of Passport Picture Page
  • Statement of Studies
  • University of Ottawa transcript (International Office will order the transcript for selected students)
  • Study Plan: a brief outline of the courses you are taking, cultural events or places you will be visiting, and expected outcomes of your studies in China.
  • One Recommendation Letter provided by the International Office (selected students will automatically receive one by e-mail)
  • Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (PDF)

We suggest these are prepared in advance for an efficient application process.  The March 6 deadline for the CSC application with all supporting documents is final.

How to apply for a summer program via CLIC

  1. Start with attending a summer program information session given by the uOttawa’s International office.
  2. Search the International Office’s summer program opportunities. 
  3. Follow the deadline schedule:
    • February 27:  Deadline for students to submit their application to the International Office’s CLIC Summer program
    • February 28: Internal selection of students for CLIC summer programs
    • March 1: International Office informs selected students of their participation in a CLIC program
    • March 6: Deadline to apply to the Chinese Scholarship Council application (CSC).

 

The Chinese Scholarship Council application (CSC) requires the following additional documents. 

  • Photocopy of Passport Picture Page
  • Statement of Studies
  • University of Ottawa transcript (International Office will order the transcript for selected students)
  • Study Plan: a brief outline of the courses you are taking, cultural events or places you will be visiting, and expected outcomes of your studies in China.
  • One Recommendation Letter provided by the International Office (selected students will automatically receive one by e-mail)
  • Short letter confirming that your health is good enough to study in China.

We suggest these are prepared in advance for an efficient application process.  The March 6 deadline for the CSC application with all supporting documents is final.

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